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Guest worker visa reforms: Differing directions

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In December, Congress doubled (to $4,000) the fee for each H-1B visa used by companies with at least 50 employees, at least half of whom are admitted on the visa. Congress also raised the fee for the L-1 visa, which allows intracompany transfers, to $4 ...

Labor move to cancel foreign visas 'will cause crisis' in offshore gas

The Australian - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Labor is being warned that a plan it will bring to parliament today to cancel the visas of foreign workers in the oil and gas industry could shut down critical parts of the sector, cost hundreds of millions of dollars and inflict substantial ...

Intel Lays Off 12000 After Seeking Visas to Import 14523 Foreign Professionals Since 2010

Breitbart News - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Intel has insisted that it cannot find enough skilled American workers to fill its needs. From 2010 to 2015, it filed requests for up to 8,351 H-1B visas, plus 5,172 applications for permanent Green Cards for its foreign employees, according to ...

Get UAE work visas in your home country - soon

Khaleej Times - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratistion (MOHRE) have started making necessary arrangements that will enable workers to sign job offers back home.

How Banks Could Suffer from Curbs on Work Visas

American Banker - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Controversies dealing with H-1B visas, like that at Walt Disney World, have led to calls to restrict the temporary foreign worker program.

9 House Members Push for More H-2B Visas

NumbersUSA - ‎3 hours ago‎
Billy Long (R-Mo.), sent a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security asking them to continue the increase of H-2B visas that was approved in the omnibus spending bill last year. The H-2B visa is a non-agricultural guest-worker ...

US workers are displaced by those with H-1B visas

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎15 hours ago‎
Regarding “More H-1B Visas, Please” (April 28 Perspectives): The authors may have forgotten about American information technology engineers recently laid off at Disney, Toys R Us, Southern California Edison and Abbott Labs.
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50000 Binladin workers issued exit visas

Saudi Gazette - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
JEDDAH - About 50,000 workers in Binladin Company, who were issued exit only visas, are sticking to their position of not leaving the country until they are paid their dues - entitlements and salary arrears for over four months, Al-Watan online ...
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Turkey Applauds Legal Worker Visa Pilot Program

Animal AgWired (press release) (blog) - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
It creates a common-sense pilot program that allows the U.S. government to ensure that workers and employers are utilizing the system as it was intended, that visa holders are complying with its rules, and that the program is operating in a way that ...

Silicon Valley tech firm must pay Filipinos $160K in back wages

Inquirer.net - ‎1 hour ago‎
Some workers received as little as $1.66 per hour, and received no overtime pay when they routinely worked an average of 57 hours per week.

Chasing dreams and dollars: India and the H-1B visa

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Hundreds circle it quickly but silently, praying to the Hindu deity Balaji to grant the wish that has brought them here: to obtain a guest worker visa that will allow them to take their high-tech talents to America. The Balaji Visa Temple is among a ...

New immigration fight looms in Congress

Politico - ‎18 hours ago‎
The program in question is the H-2B visa, which covers immigrants who work as landscapers, housekeepers and seafood processors.

New Australia work visa plan scrapped as government seeks alternatives

Workpermit.com - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Plans to allow businesses to recruit specialist foreign workers for up to 12 months, without requiring a 457 visa, have been scrapped by Australia's federal government.

CBP officers arrest two men with fake entry documents

RGVProud - ‎May 3, 2016‎
A CBP officer referred the two men for further inspection due to noticing irregularities with the H2B (temporary non-agriculture worker) visas they presented. Once in secondary, officers discovered that the two visas were in fact fraudulent and not ...

Bill Ted Cruz Co-Authored Would Address H-1B Fraud and Abuse

Charisma News - ‎6 hours ago‎
The misuse and abuse of H-1B visas was exposed in a hearing held on Feb. 25 before a Senate subcommittee chaired by Senator Jeff Sessions.

Trump's bourgeoisie base

Politico - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW IMMIGRATION FIGHT LOOMS IN CONGRESS: From POLITICO's Seung Min Kim: Lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol are quietly launching a new effort to expand visas for low-skilled foreign workers in government funding bills - a push that could ...

H-1B Visas: A Scarce (Human) Resource

Daily Business Review (registration) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
It should come as no surprise that H-1B visas have been used up - yet again. If nothing changes, this is likely to be repeated next year.

Losses grow for Georgia farmers waiting on feds to OK foreign workers

MyAJC - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Eason, a blueberry farmer in the South Georgia town of Alma, in January used the U.S. Department of Labor's migrant worker visa system to request 100 migrant workers from Mexico. None have arrived yet. Russ Goodman in January requested 500 migrant ...

FIFA Replays Its Mistakes in Qatar as Human Cost of the 2022 World Cup Climbs Higher

Newsweek - ‎1 hour ago‎
FIFA and Infantino should instead turn up the heat on Qatar to make concrete, immediate changes to the abusive kafala system; to end the unjust practice of denying workers exit visas (including professionals like French footballer Zahir Belounis) and ...

Temporary seasonal workers face language, legal issues

Great Lakes Echo - ‎15 hours ago‎
The increase is the result of contractors bringing workers into the country under temporary visas called H2A visas. They are often referred to euphemistically as guest workers, said Tom Thornburg, co-managing attorney at Farmworker Legal Services, ...
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